Publications

You can also find my publications on my Google Scholar webpage.

Journal Articles

† = Student author, directly supervised by Wen at time of publication

†† = Student author of collaborator at time of publication

  1. Hammond, P.A., Wen, T., Woda, J. and Oakley, D., 2024. Pathways and environmental impacts of methane migration: case studies in the Marcellus Shale, USA. Geofluids. [download pdf]

  2. Liu, Y., Wang, T., Wen, T., Zhang, J., Liu, B., Li, Y., Zhang, H., Rong, X., Ma, L., Guo, F., Liu, X and Sun, Y., 2024. Deep learning-based grain size decomposition model: A feasible solution for dealing with methodological uncertainty. Sedimentology. [download pdf]

  3. †Nesheim, S., Yu, Z., Tuttle, S., †Klein, J. and Wen, T., 2024. Assessing impacts of cemeteries on water quality in an urban headwater watershed with mixed human-built infrastructure. Hydrological Processes. [download pdf]

  4. Kang, M., Boutot, J., McVay, R.C., Roberts, K., Jasechko, S., Perrone, D., Wen, T., Lackey, G., Raimi, D., Digiulio D.C., Shonkoff, S.B., Carey, J.W., Elliott, E.G., Vorhees, D.J. and Peltz, A., 2023. Environmental risks and opportunities of orphaned oil and gas wells in the United States. Environmental Research Letters. [download pdf]

  5. ††Shaughnessy, A.R., ††Forgeng, M.J., Wen, T., Gu, X., Hemingway, J. and Brantley, S.L., Linking Stream Chemistry to Subsurface Redox Architecture. Water Resources Research. [download pdf]

  6. †E, B., Zhang, S., Driscoll, C.T. and Wen, T., Human and natural impacts on the U.S. freshwater salinization and alkalinization: A machine learning approach. Science of The Total Environment. [download pdf]

  7. Carter, E., Hultquist, C. and Wen, T., 2023. GRRIEn analysis: a data science cheat sheet for earth scientists learning from global earth observations. Artificial Intelligence for the Earth Systems. [download pdf]

  8. Cheng, P., Xiao, X., Ren, B., Wen, T. and Yu, S., 2022. Editorial: New advances in light oil/condensate geochemistry. Frontiers in Earth Science. [download pdf]

  9. †Epuna, F., ††Shaheen, S. and Wen, T., 2022. Road Salting and Natural Brine Migration Revealed as Major Sources of Groundwater Contamination Across Regions of Northern Appalachia With and Without Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. Water Research. [download pdf]

  10. Wen, T., ††Chen, C., Zheng, G., Bandstra, J. and Brantley, S.L., 2022. Using a Neural Network – Physics-based Hybrid Model to Predict Soil Reaction Fronts. Computers & Geosciences. [download pdf]

  11. ††Wang, S., Huang, X., Wen, T., Wang, X., Wang, H., Han, Y., Li, Z., Kuang, J. and Qi S., 2022. Noble Gases in Shallow Aquifers Preserve Signatures of Boiling Events beneath Weishan Volcano of Wudalianchi Volcanic Field, Northeast China. Journal of Hydrology. [download pdf]

  12. ††Shaheen, S.W., Wen, T., Herman, A., Brantley, S.L., 2022. Geochemical Evidence of Potential Groundwater Contamination with Human Health Risks Where Hydraulic Fracturing Overlaps with Extensive Legacy Hydrocarbon Extraction. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  13. Boumaiza, L., Walter, J., Chesnaux, R., Stotler, R., Wen, T., Johannesson K., Brindha K. and Huneau, F., 2022. Chloride-salinity as indicator of the chemical composition of groundwater: empirical predictive model based on aquifers in Southern Quebec, Canada. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. [download pdf]

  14. He, Y., Zhou, Y., Wen, T., Zhang, S., Huang, F., Zou, X., Ma, X., Zhu, Y., 2022. A review of machine learning in geochemistry and cosmochemistry: Method improvements and applications. Applied Geochemistry. [download pdf]

  15. Brantley, S.L., Wen, T., Agarwal, D., Catalano, J.G., Schroeder, P.A., Lehnert, K., Varadharajan, C., Pett-Ridge, J., Engle, M., Castronova, A.M., Hooper, R.P., Ma, X., Jin, L., McHenry, K., Aronson, E., Shaughnessy, A.R., Derry, L.A., Richardson, J., Bales, J., Pierce, E.M., 2021. The future low-temperature geochemical data-scape as envisioned by the U.S. geochemical community. Computers & Geosciences. [download pdf]

  16. Liu, R., Wen, T., Amalberti, J., Zheng, J., Hao, F. and Jiang D., 2021. The Dichotomy in Noble Gas Signatures Linked to Tectonic Deformation in Wufeng-Longmaxi Shale, Sichuan Basin. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

  17. Zheng, G., Liu, C., Wei, H., Jenkins, P., Chen, C., Wen, T. and Li, Z., 2021, August. Knowledge-based Residual Learning. In Proceedings of the 30th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2021). [download pdf]

  18. ††Shaughnessy, A., Gu, X., Wen, T. and Brantley, S.L., 2021. Machine Learning Deciphers CO2 Sequestration and Subsurface Flowpaths from Stream Chemistry. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. [download pdf]

  19. Wen, T., Liu, M., Woda, J., Zheng, G. and Brantley, S.L., 2021. Detecting anomalous methane in groundwater within hydrocarbon production areas across the United States. Water Research. [download pdf]

  20. Niu, X., Wen, T. and Brantley, S.L., 2021. Exploring the trend of stream sulfate concentrations as U.S. power plants shift from coal to shale gas. Environmental Pollution. [download pdf]

  21. ††Agarwal, A., Wen, T., ††Chen, A., ††Zhang, A.Y., Niu, X., Zhan, X., Xue, L., Brantley, S.L., 2020. Assessing Contamination of Stream Networks Near Shale Gas Development Using a New Geospatial Tool. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  22. ††Woda, J., Wen, T., Lemon, J., ††Marcon, V., Keeports, C.M., Zelt, F., Steffy, L.Y. and Brantley, S.L., 2020. Methane concentrations in streams reveal gas leak discharges in regions of oil, gas, and coal development. Science of The Total Environment. [download pdf]

  23. Hammond, P.A., Wen, T., Brantley, S.L. and Engelder, T., 2020. Gas well integrity and methane migration: evaluation of published evidence during shale-gas development in the USA. Hydrogeology Journal. [download pdf]

  24. ††Shaughnessy, A., Wen, T., Niu, X. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Three Principles to Use in Streamlining Water Quality Research through Data Uniformity. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  25. Wen, T., ††Woda, J., ††Marcon, V., Niu, X., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Exploring How to Use Groundwater Chemistry to Identify Migration of Methane near Shale Gas Wells in the Appalachian Basin. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  26. Liu, R., Heinemann, N., Liu, J., Zhu, W., Wilkinson, M., Xie, Y., Wang, Z., Wen, T., Hao, F., Haszeldine, S.R., 2019. CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Trapping in Natural Analogues in the Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology. [download pdf]

  27. Wen, T., ††Agarwal, A., Xue, L., ††Chen, A., Herman, A., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Assessing Changes in Groundwater Chemistry in Landscapes with More than 100 Years of Oil and Gas Development. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. [download pdf]

  28. ††Woda, J., Wen, T., ††Oakley, D., Yoxtheimer, D., Engelder, T., Castro, M.C. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. Detecting and Explaining Why Aquifers Occasionally Become Degraded Near Hydraulically Fractured Shale Gas Wells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [download pdf]

  29. Larson, T.E., Nicot, J.P., Mickler, P., Castro, M.C., Darvari, R., Wen, T. and Hall, C.M., 2018. Monitoring Stray Natural Gas in Groundwater with Dissolved Nitrogen. An Example from Parker County, Texas. Water Resources Research. [download pdf]

  30. Wen, T., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., ††Zheng, G., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. Big groundwater data sets reveal possible rare contamination amid otherwise improved water quality for some analytes in a region of Marcellus Shale development. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  31. Niu, X., Wen, T., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. One Step toward Developing Knowledge from Numbers in Regional Analysis of Water Quality. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  32. Wen, T., Pinti, D.L., Castro, M.C., López-Hernández, A., Hall, C.M., Shouakar-Stash, O. and Sandoval-Medina, F., 2018. A Noble Gas and 87Sr/86Sr Study in Fluids of the Los Azufres Geothermal Field, Mexico – Assessing Impact of Exploitation and Constraining Heat Sources. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

  33. Brantley, S.L., Vidic, R.D., Brasier, K., Yoxtheimer, D., Pollak, J., Wilderman, C. and Wen, T., 2018. Engaging over data on fracking and water quality. Science. [download pdf]

  34. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L., Mickler, P., Darvari, R. and Larson, T., 2017. Characterizing the noble gas isotopic composition of the Barnett Shale and Strawn group and constraining the source of stray gas in the Trinity Aquifer, north-central Texas. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  35. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Larson, T., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., 2016. Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas - A Heavy Noble Gas Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  36. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Assessing compositional variability and migration of natural gas in the Antrim Shale in the Michigan Basin using noble gas geochemistry. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

  37. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios. Geofluids. [download pdf]

  38. Boucher, C., Pinti, D.L., Roy, M., Castro, M.C., Cloutier, V., Blanchette, D., Larocque, M., Hall, C.M., Wen, T. and Sano, Y., 2015. Groundwater age investigation of eskers in the Amos region, Quebec, Canada. Journal of Hydrology. [download pdf]

  39. Nie, Y., Liu, X., Wen, T., Sun, L. and Emslie, S.D., 2014. Environmental implication of nitrogen isotopic composition in ornithogenic sediments from the Ross Sea region, East Antarctica: Δ15N as a new proxy for avian influence. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

Chapters in Books

  1. Wen, T., 2020. Data Sharing. In: Schintler L., McNeely C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. 3pp. [download pdf]
  2. Wen, T., 2020. Data Aggregation. In: Schintler L., McNeely C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. 4pp. [download pdf]

Reports and Theses

  1. Wen, T., 2017. Development of Noble Gas Techniques to Fingerprint Shale Gas and to Trace Sources of Hydrocarbons in Groundwater (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan). [download pdf]

  2. Nicot, JP., et al., 2015. Understanding and Managing Environmental Roadblocks to Shale Gas Development: An Analysis of Shallow Gas, NORM, and Trace Metals (Technical Report, http://www.rpsea.org/projects/11122-56/).

  3. Wen, T., 2014. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw Aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios (Master thesis, University of Michigan).

  4. Wen, T., 2011. Analysis on nitrogen species and isotopic composition of the ornithogenic sediments from Cape Bird, Ross Island, East Antarctica (Bachelor thesis, University of Science and Technology of China).

Preprints and Postprints

  1. Agarwal, A., Wen, T., Chen, A., Zhang, A.Y., Niu, X., Zhan, X., Xue, L., Brantley, S.L., 2020. Assessing Contamination of Stream Networks Near Shale Gas Development Using a New Geospatial Tool. EarthArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/qka7d. [download pdf]

  2. Woda, J., Wen, T., Lemon, J., Marcon, V., Keeports, C.M., Zelt, F., Steffy, L.Y. and Brantley, S.L., 2020. Methane concentrations in streams reveal gas leak discharges in regions of oil, gas, and coal development. EarthArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31223/osf.io/qka7d. [download pdf]

  3. Zheng, G., Liu, M., Wen, T., Wang, H., Yao, H., Brantley, S.L. and Li, Z., 2019. Targeted Source Detection for Environmental Data. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.11056. [download pdf]

Open Access Datasets

  1. Wen, T., Woda, J., Marcon, V., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2019. Shale Network – Statewide Groundwater in Pennsylvania as of January 2019, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.26208/8ag3-b743.

  2. Wen, T., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Mercer County Groundwater as of August 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.18113/D3967X.

  3. Wen, T., Woda, J., Gonzales, M., Herman, A., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Lycoming County Groundwater as of October 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.18113/D35M2X.

  4. Wen, T., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Bradford County Groundwater as of May 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.26208/rj0h-qf52.

Online Educational Modules for College Teaching Posted through Carleton College

  1. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Bromide in the Allegheny River System. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191853.html

  2. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Earthquakes in Pennsylvania. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191859.html

  3. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. How Pennsylvania Disposes of Brines Safely. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191889.html

  4. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Environmental Issues Related to Brine Disposal from Oil and Gas Development in Pennsylvania. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/units/191769.html